2019 Summer Field Day

MSU Plant Pathology Research Center – 3735 College Rd., Lansing
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 – 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

8:15 a.m. — Registration, Coffee & Donuts

9:00 a.m. Welcome & Introductions – Jody Pollok-Newsom, MI Wheat Program Exec. Director

2019 Field Day – Welcome and Introductions   (video below)


9:10 a.m. — Morning Plot Presentations via Wagon Tour

  • Wheat Disease Management, Dr. Marty Chilvers, Mikaela Breunig, Martin Nagelkirk, Dr. Frances Trail

2019 Field Day – Wheat Disease Management Field Stop   (video below)


Summary:  Wheat Pathology Team Handout (PDF

Managing Fusarium Head Blight in Wheat Handout (PDF)


  • Managing Fusarium Head Blight with Resistant Varieties, Dr. Eric Olson

2019 Field Day – Managing Fusarium with Resistant Varieties Field Stop (video below)


Managing FHB Risk with Genetics (PDF)

Wheat Varieties with Moderate Resistance to FHB (PDF)


  • Tough Talk: Roughstalk Bluegrass Weed Control, Dr. Christy Sprague

2019 Field Day – Roughstalk Bluegrass Control Field Stop (video below)


Tough Talk: Roughstalk Bluegrass Control in Winter Wheat Handout (PDF)


  • Sorting through the Puzzle: Management Options for Winter Wheat, Kurt Steinke, Seth Purucker

Sorting through the Puzzle: Management Options for Winter Wheat Field Stop (video below)


Sorting Through the Puzzle:  Management Options for Winter Wheat Handout (PDF)


  • What it is: Wheat Singulation, Population Study, Dr. Manni Singh, Kalvin Canfield

2019 Field Day – Singulating Wheat Seed: Are We There Yet?  (video below)


Singulating Wheat Seed: Are We There Yet? Handout (PDF)


  • Comparing Wheat Planting and Interseeding Technologies, Dennis Pennington, Kalvin Canfield, Dr. Manni Singh

2019 Field Day: Comparing Wheat Planting and Interseeding Technologies  (video below)


Comparing Wheat Planting Technologies Handout (PDF)


12:30 p.m. — Lunch

  • Plant Disease Identification Station.  Participants invited to bring wheat samples for diagnosis of disease or injury, Dr. Jan Byrne, MSU Diagnostic Services

Wheat Diagnostic Submission Form (PDF)


1:15 p.m. — Looking Ahead to 2019 Harvest and Beyond

  • Expectations for 2019 Harvest, Martin Nagelkirk, Dennis Pennington
  • Credits (RUP, CCA) and Closing Comments, Jody Pollok-Newsom

2:00 p.m. — NEW! Walking Tour of Plots at Mason Agronomy Farm
Participants drive personal cars and reconvene at: 1614 Okemos Road, Mason, MI 48854. Park in alleyways at the farm.

Walking Tour Plot Presentations

  • Spring Wheat, Dr. Eric Olson
  • Precision Planting & MCIA Variety Trial, Dr. Manni Singh, Dennis Pennington, Kalvin Canfield
  • New Variety Releases, Dr. Eric Olson
  • State Yield Trials, Dennis Pennington, Dr. Eric Olson

4:00 p.m. — Adjourn